Top 10 ranked featherweight Darren Elkins will make his return to action on July 14 when he takes on fast rising prospect Alexander Volkanovski in a clash at UFC Fight Night in Boise, Idaho.
The UFC confirmed the matchup on Wednesday after the fighters had posted about the matchup over social media.
Elkins has been on an incredible run lately with six wins in a row including a pair of come from behind victories over Michael Johnson and Mirsad Bektic that launched into the top 10 rankings.
Now the Team Alpha Male fighter will face one of the hottest prospects in the division when he makes his return to action in July.
Volkanovski is undefeated in his UFC campaign with four straight wins including a TKO over Jeremy Kennedy in his most recent trip to the Octagon.
Now the 17-1 featherweight will take his biggest step up in competition yet when he faces Elkins as part of the UFC’s return to Canada in July.
Elkins vs. Volkanovski joins the UFC’s first ever card in Idaho that will also feature a heavyweight main event between Junior dos Santos and Blagoy Ivanov as well as a lightweight bout pitting James Vick against Paul Felder.